Jr. Blades Ink with Sune on the Blue Line
Estero, Fla.- Following the 2011-12 season the Jr. Blades graduated over half their defensive core to higher Canadian and collegiate leagues. With that in mind the coaches looked to replenish the defensive corps with players who embody the Jr. Blades principles of hard work and discipline.
Florida native, Chris Sune fit the bill. "We've been watching Chris play and grow into his role over the last few years," said head coach and general manager Tad O'Had. "Chris has been developing his skills at a steady rate and we are exited to have him stay in Florida with the Jr. Blades."
Known for his linear and lateral speed and quickness, Sune was a top defensive recruit. "There was some interest from other teams," said Sune. "I knew that the Jr. Blades offered me the best opportunity to develop and gain exposure. They train at a professional level and I'll have a chance at a national championship."
The Jr. Blades have made it deep into the national tournaments the last two seasons. "To build on our success each season we start with a top down approach," said O'Had. "Our scouting staff works incredibly hard to find players that will fit best with our systems. We know how to highlight a players talents and that's what we do here."
Sune brings speed, quick reflexes and quick puck movement to an already potent roster. Sune's offensive mindset fits well with the returning Jr. Blades line up. Last seasons squad broke several Empire Junior Hockey Leagues records and outscored their opponents 317-66.
The Jr. Blades hope to continue their success on September 6 at the Woodchuck Classic in Burlington, Vt..